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Biodynamic Lighting – A workshop on capturing the spirit of ‘life-centric’ lighting

May 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10.00 – $25.00

Event Details:

  • Please join us May 16, 2023 for a workshop on Biodynamic Lighting from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Location: Lumenpulse’s Boston Office (14 Beacon Street, Suite 301)
  • Virtual: We have also set-up a zoom link for those who would like to view the session virtually. The link information is included in the registration email.


The term ‘biodynamic’ lighting is proposed as a term to capture the true aspiration of ‘life-centric’ lighting: good human and non-human outcomes for all life-sustaining behaviors on earth driven by good design for phototropism, phototaxis, photoperiodism and circadian entrainment. As many aspects of animal, human and plant behaviour and survival are being perturbed by widespread exposure to artificial light at night (ALAN), lighting professionals are in the middle, attempting to make design decisions that directly affect these life forms. This workshop empowers participants with fundamental understandings of how light information is used by these life forms in a way crucial for development, growth and survival.

Key references are consolidated and synthesized with goals of supporting knowledge translation into pragmatic lighting strategies in a manner useful for lighting professionals.

A framework – that characterizes the lighting application, determines the likely behavioral cycle(s) of life forms, determines the restoration needs of these life forms, reviews published guidelines to develop goals and design criteria that support human and non-human outcomes – is proposed to guide the lighting design process.


Amardeep Dugar

A trained architect and an advocate for all the elements of lighting – design, education and research – Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar is the founding principal of Lighting Research & Design. After completing a Masters degree in Architectural Lighting from University of Wismar/Germany, he pursued a Ph.D. from Victoria University of Wellington/New Zealand to solidify his academic and professional leadership role into a career at a higher level. His notable achievements include being named the Outstanding Young Scientist at the India International Science Fest 2016 and 40-Under-40 Hottest Lighting Designers in the World 2017 by Lighting Magazine UK amongst others. Aside from working on high profile projects and teaching at several architecture schools, he has been instrumental in conducting lighting workshops educating students and professionals about the importance of lighting. Amardeep has presented at several international conferences such as the IES Annual Conference 2012, 2015, 2020 & 2022; IES Research Symposium 2016; Light Fair International 2014, 2020 & 2023; IALD Enlighten 2014, 2016 & 2019; Light Focus 2004 & 2006; and Professional Lighting Design Convention 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019 to name a few. He is also the co-founder of an online platform for lighting called the Virtual Lighting Design Community. He currently serves in the IES Board of Directors and is Chair of the IES Global Development Committee.


May 16, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$10.00 – $25.00
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